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10-27-2011 @ 9:12AM
I don't think they said anything about mages not having swords. They're getting rid of the ranged slot and moving wands to the main-hand, so that means mages will /probably/ be using either a staff or wand/off combo. But there may still be spellswords in the future.
10-27-2011 @ 9:52AM
I agree, i hope mages don't lose swords. I think it is really cool for them to be able to carry swords. It also gives artists a different genre of swords to work on instead of just meaty swords for whacking things.
10-27-2011 @ 10:06AM
I'm pretty sure nothing else is changing. They specifically said that they're turning Wands into a Main Hand weapon so players can still have the "Harry Potter" look if they wish. It's just another option, not a replacement for everything else.
10-27-2011 @ 11:38AM
As long as pallies can heal there will be spell power swords, unless they make pallies able to wield staves and/or wands. Which would just be silly.
10-27-2011 @ 12:58PM
No one is losing anything regarding their main weapons. At least, not yet.Blizz is removing the RANGED slot - which means hunters are equipping their guns/bows in their "normal" weapon slot instead. No one else gets to use ranged guns/bows, they are now specific to the Hunter class.Other classes WILL still have some ranged abilities... Warriors will simply throw their main hand weapon instead of using a gun to pull, Rogues will throw their knives/daggers, etc.The only other ranged weapons in game, wands, will become a "normal" main hand weapon for casters. They'll have to be completely re-itemized to make them worth replacing most INT and Spirit weapons, i suspect.
10-27-2011 @ 1:36PM
@FalcomActually, Pallies can use Int MACES, shared with all the other healing classes, so Spellpower Swords aren't really necessary. Shaman, Priests, and Druids cannot use swords, so the probability of them making a healing sword is VERY low.
10-27-2011 @ 4:56PM
Healing monks will also have a use for caster swords.And Frost's wording on rogue and warrior thrown weapons was odd (or just plain wrong): the ranged slot is going away for everybody, so while those classes will still throw weapons, it won't be a throwing weapon.
10-29-2011 @ 11:11PM
@Scott: there's another ranged weapon, the thrown weapon used by rogues.At the moment this is core to their only aoe ability, fan of knives.So that skill will have to be completely redone to work off of their main hand weapon instead (which might be a problem for combat rogues not using daggers, maybe the skill will like so many rogue skills work only with daggers but that would nerf combat rogues even more than they already have been).
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